Brunton brace kills off United
9:56am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in Sport
Pennar Robins 4
Goodwick United 3
Wayne Brunton scored twice to earn Pennar Robins a superb cup victory over Goodwick United at Bush Camp.
Both teams came into this cup-tie with good cup records, so something had to give as the Robins just shaded it in a seven-goal thriller.
Brunton opened the scoring with an excellent near post header that stemmed from a kick in the box. But on 36 minutes the visitors equalised when in-form Steve Evans neatly slotted past Stuart James.
Shortly after half time and veteran Dean Driscoll struck to restore the Robins’ advantage.
Steve Blackford’s side refused to throw-in the towel and again equalised as Rhys Dalling was in the right place at the right time.
Brunton added the Robins third goal, his first shot struck the woodwork, but the striker made no mistake from the rebound.
Craig George was then fouled in the box and the Robins were awarded a penalty by referee Alan Boswell that Phil Thompson easily despatched past Carl Woodhouse.
Deep in injury time and Dalling added his second goal of the tie, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Robins clung on for a famous cup win.
Pennar Robins: Stuart James, Jonny Hyde, Richard Hughes, Gareth Lewis, Luke Phillips, Sam Southcott, Mikey Powell, Ben Nicholas, Craig George, Phil Thompson, Wayne Brunton.
Subs: Dean Driscoll, Dean Lawrence, Paul Lowe.
Goodwick United: Carl Woodhouse, Darren Devonald, Wayne O’Sullivan, Anthony Couzens, Kieran O’ Brien, Tom Jones, James Evans, Jonny Horgan, Steve Evans, Rhys Dalling, Steve Blackford. Subs: Aled Rees, Ryan Thomas.
Referee: Alan Boswell.